Bake Your Fish, Don’t Fry It

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Of 260 normal older adults, those who ate baked or broiled fish weekly, but not fried fish, had greater gray matter volume in areas of the brain responsible for cognition and memory.  After 15 years, 47% of those who didn’t have fish at least once a week developed Alzheimer disease or other cognitive impairment, compared to… Read more »

ADD Responds to an Elimination Diet

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder affects 5% pf children worldwide. It is often diagnosed by teachers who have difficulty managing certain children in class, and leads to the prescription of drugs that alter behavior, particularly stimulants such as Ritalin or Adderall. These drugs are addicting, related to amphetamines, and cause physical growth retardation, as well as… Read more »

Tea for Attention

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Two compounds found in green tea, l-theanine and caffeine, when used in combination, were found to increase attention in subjects performing attention specific tasks. IPM offers Mighty Leaf Organic Green Tea. Source: L-theanine and caffeine in combination affect human cognition as evidenced by oscillatory alpha-band activity and attention task performance.